As regular readers of this blog will know, I quit my kernel job in January in order to work on women in open source. Today, Mary Gardiner and I are excited to announce the launch of the Ada Initiative, a women in open technology and culture advocacy non-profit. From our press release:
Open technology and culture, including open source software, open content, and related communities, suffer from a dearth of women at all levels. “Open technology and culture are shaping our future and must reflect all people. Involving more women in the creation of our future is a critical step in building a healthy Internet world,” says Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation. The Ada Initiative will concentrate on focused, direct action programs, including recruitment and training for women, education for community members, and working with companies and projects to improve their outreach to women.